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I am a Stanford-trained, Board Certified Psychiatrist specializing in the treatment of Adult ADHD and Mood & Anxiety Disorders.
I currently offer my services at 2 different locations, each with a different emphasis (please note that Elite Focus Clinic is now in network with Aetna!)):
1) Elite Focus Clinic, Inc: (881 Fremont Ave, Los Altos) This is a dedicated, speciality clinic addressing the needs of patients with attentional problems and Adult ADHD. I have teamed up with other Adult ADHD experts (Lawrence Choy, M.D. and Phil Boissiere, MFT) to offer specialized assessments, biological treatments and ADHD coaching, as well as cognitive performance enhancement. At this location, we are in network for Aetna. We would be considered out-of-network for other insurances, and will supply you with a receipt that you can submit for potential reimbursement from your insurance carrier. Website: www.elitefocusclinic.com.
2) Portola Wellness: (4 Main Street, Los Altos) At this clinic, I treat a more broad range of psychiatric difficulties, with a particular emphasis on mood and anxiety disorders. At this location, I am in-network with some insurances. Website: www.DrYoonas.com.
My Stanford-training, including serving as Chief Resident, has equipped me with the most up-to-date treatment strategies to help my clients achieve their goals as soon as possible. I have trained extensively in CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with David Burns, M.D.), Mindfulness-Based approaches and pharmacology (including natural/herbal remedies) to create highly individualized treatment plans.
Verified Patient Reviews
Great and productive visit. A follow up was set up before hand so not all results have been set.
The Dr. called me within an hour or so of scheduling the appointment to get some information and introduce himself. This level of care and attention is something I have not experienced before - even with the most seasoned of mental health and psychiatric professionals! In person, his bedside manner and cadence is warm and caring. He is a wonderful listener and well balanced - he allows you to talk and then offers his own (very, very knowledgable) perspective. I know I have found a great psychiatrist in him, and I cannot recommend Dr. Yoonas highly enough!
Very professional and personable without being sugarcoated. Kept it real but made sure I was comfortable. Dr. Yoonas is clearly experienced and has a calm, understanding demeanor. He knows how to build rapport with his patients in a short amount of time. I'd recommend him to others in a heartbeat.
Dr. Yoonas took the time needed to thoroughly evaluate my situation. He demonstrated that he had listened carefully to everything I had told him. He also clearly explained his diagnosis and recommendations. Absolutely excellent.
He is gentle and really nice. Small practice so he can help each of his patients individually. I like that he is available to you at anytime even after hours! Seems like a great doctor so far! Overall good experience.
Friendly, knowledgeable, sincere, and good listener. Office is very clean, organized and professional.
I've been to a few psychiatrists before but I've always had the feeling that they didn't care about anything but the business. I feel like Dr Yoonas cares about taking care of me. He knows the medicine very well and always explains everything he does, plus he knows about or can provide supplementary treatments like CBT, meditation, and genetic analysis. He's cautious, he isn't pushy, and he's flexible.
Great guy. Has the most up to date information and comes up with an individualized plan for you. Highly recommend him.
Easy and comfortable, he was genuine and helpful.
Very knowledgeable and personable. Good listener; considers all aspects (not just pharmaceutical). Sets forth a plan of action and makes sure you comprehend and agree.
since the first visit , i feel confortable talking and discuss my issues with him . i have a feeling that will be a good result in the future time .
I have enjoyed my first 3 sessions with Dr. Yoonas.
Within 30 minutes of making the apt, Dr. Zaakir Yoonas called to confirm the apt and get paperwork and insurance info in order. He was very knowledgable and makes you feel at ease. He really wants to get to the underlying problem rather than just give out medication right away (as some dr's sadly do). I would highly recommend him.
Would recommend this doctor to everyone
Very patient and professional. Easy to talk to.
Very empathetic and knowledgeable